Well named Vandana
On this kind of shot you grab what you can and not bad at all. Good tribute to John's birthday. Waves are well captured with contrast between the blue and white.
The horizon is almost deat center, Mmmmmmm!
- kickback (32)
- [2008-05-13 14:50]
hi vandana, good timing here, the colors are amazing and a pretty good composition, the horizon is in the middle but my eye gos to the bird which makes it work for me!
- EOSF1 (26902)
- [2008-05-13 16:58]
Hello Vandana,good in-flight shot of a Heron, beautiful light and lovely composition, thanks!
- riverfriends (7569)
- [2008-05-13 22:47]
A wonderful gesture of B' wish for Sir John:)
Beautiful capture as it is... and perhaps it all happened too quick to adjust anything...good composition..and yes, peaceful...I also detect some movement...were you on a fast moving ...something?
Have wonderful day
- Hendrika (19218)
- [2008-05-13 22:53]
Hope that John feels as free as a bird on his trip cruising the Mediterranean Sea.
Lovely feeling you have created Vandana and
- jagroopsingh (1274)
- [2008-05-14 0:44]
hello dear vandana
good sharpness, perfect timing
- manujmehta (12360)
- [2008-05-14 0:53]
Yes you are right its a peaceful and quite shot. As you have said that it was spontaneous and you couldnt get time to open big aperture here is fine because you never know when you come up with a shot like this. A very beautiful gift for John Tulip.
BG, specialy waves are very beautiful.
- sela (8213)
- [2008-05-14 0:57]
What a very good birthday gift for Johnny and best wishes from me, too.
Best regards Rose
- germma (38)
- [2008-05-14 1:13]
beautifull composition, great panorama view,
excellent work, my compliment!!!
- mikolaj_cava (0)
- [2008-05-14 1:24]
Hello Vandana! Wonderful seagull. Amazings eascape. Fantastic dynamic shot. Good luck!
- Ananfoto (0)
- [2008-05-14 2:45]
IMHO for me Its not easy taken picture on flying bird..but this one i consider very good,the details and the beautiful formation of the waves.
Wonderful gift for John B-day's..
Nicely taken and well done..
Thanks for your kind words on my "FOR EVERYONE CALL MOTHER"
- PakoJones (3515)
- [2008-05-14 3:29]
Buena captura de esta gaviota en libertad, me gustan los colores y tonos. Buen disparo.
- mbrito (13240)
- [2008-05-14 4:00]
Wonderful flight capture, excelent colours and detail. A beautiful and very well chosen birthday card.
My regards, mb
- jawa (12005)
- [2008-05-14 4:55]
- harpya (7534)
- [2008-05-14 5:55]
Beautiful visual and capture.
I like the landscape of the beach and of the beautiful
hang-gliding of the seagull.
beautiful light and composition,
Hmmm a straight horizon line?? AMAZING! Unheard of! A pet peeve of mine and you made it perfect! Wonderful! Freedom is a wonderful thing, I cherish mine. Freedom is mine to take! The key is on the table in front of me, all I have to do is take it and unlock myself! Marvelous Vandana! Thanks for reminding me!
- photophantom (0)
- [2008-05-14 7:01]
Well composed Vandana.
- Maite (1317)
- [2008-05-14 8:09]
It inspires a fresh sense of freedom indeed. The heron really adds a point to the picture.
I like it!
Thank you very much for sharing.
First thing cross my mind is the song of Celine Dion. "Fly".
Nice capture, could have been in 'Kijkduin' aswell.
Greetings from Jan
ps: Seems 'Johnny' is getting old, not being the first to comment on your posting. haha
- Dot (13942)
- [2008-05-14 16:25]
Very lovely post which will really touch John.
The freedom of the bird over these waters really represents our travelling dutchman.
- wilth (2028)
- [2008-05-14 18:18]
Great reflexes and a great shot,
I had a gull come at me once that way, got the shot but paid the price with it relieving itself all over me and the camera as it swooped by. You seemed to have better luck, and I'll admit, you came out with the better shot as well as clean. ;0)
- kross1 (4936)
- [2008-05-14 22:28]
Absolutely an incredible capture. The composition is great and your quick reflexes are amazing.
Thanks for the nice words on my Fountain photo.
- tsesler (6320)
- [2008-05-15 0:40]
what a great shot,
amazing compo and colours,
perfect clarity and sharpnes,
wellone and tfs,
- tanburi (44392)
- [2008-05-15 1:02]
Breathtaking image again.
Composition wawes and ripples excellent. Nice gift for our friend.
- jusninasirun (10338)
- [2008-05-15 1:21]
Hello Vandana. Beautiful image of a freebird signifying freedom. Stunning image along the small waves and the open sky. Thanks for sharing and very well done. Regards. Jusni
- Teresat (15934)
- [2008-05-15 1:54]
Bom dia Vandana
Very beautiful capture. A great tribute to fredom and I love the texture and color sea.
- chrisJ (55124)
- [2008-05-15 2:57]
I like the parellel diagonals, of the soaring bird at left, & the incoming wave at right. The thumbnail doesn't do this justice. Tfs!
- norenastramus (23434)
- [2008-05-15 12:01]
Excellent timing and great shot.
Lovely composition,beautiful colours.
Nothing is as free as a bird in flight.
And lucky JohnTy is as free as one as well on his cruise.
The rolling waves look good Vandana, I hope it isn't rough for JT on his boat.
- kiwi_explorer (2678)
- [2008-05-16 0:48]
Great capture and a well timed shot ... very dynamic indeed with the rolling waves in the background. Well composed and presented. Well done! tfs
- ayse51 (27563)
- [2008-05-16 3:45]
so beautiful.I liked it so much.Full of action.TFS.Necla.:)later.
- TheMystic (5921)
- [2008-05-16 12:51]
I like the shore line, Vandana. Great picture with the bird being a bonus. Shoot multiple images maybe? If a follow up shot had the heron above the horizon line .....
By the way: Happy b-day John! Hope he didn't get kidnapped in Istanbul - no posts or critiques lately....
- anducina (8395)
- [2008-05-16 20:54]
Beautiful sea scene, I like the compo, with that flying bird in the FG, the blue tones and the rather low sunrise (or sunset ?) light...
TFS and a nice WE !
- Silvio2006 (54757)
- [2008-05-17 0:35]
Hi Vandana, splendid sea view with fantastic flying bird, wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Refugee (25554)
- [2008-05-17 13:24]
Simple but very effective Vandana and well captured. Good colour and light and well composed. TFS,
- degani (2673)
- [2008-05-18 4:30]
beautiful fly over the seaside, beautiful picture dear friend, brava
Thanks for the nice thought my dear friend and I like this compo very much
Yes I am 45 now (*_* )
There is a good comparison between my day of 'birthday on a ship and this bird drifting over the free ocean .
Smiles from Holland
- black_dream (4699)
- [2008-05-18 7:08]
It's really nice of you to have thought of John, and to have let us know, in such a nice way, that today it's his birthday.
I wish only the best to John, hoping he'll have a wonderful birthday and a marvellous time on the cruise.
- sorinabal (7532)
- [2008-05-19 8:51]
Very beautiful image, I like the atmosphere of this photo.
Excellent gift for John.
- vsinopoulos (13123)
- [2008-05-19 10:49]
Excellent shot! Very well composed and I like the slight blurring of the Heron, giving us the sense of motion. Great lighting and lovely colors.
Hugs from Tanya,
- Vaibhav27 (1771)
- [2008-05-21 1:02]
Little bit dark,
Not being on a long time
So hectic in work, but I see John and Yolan this evening we had coffee,
his Mom is in my town in Hospital as you know , things will work out with her, lets be positive.
John Told me about a greatcruise and I like your photo so much
- Mitra (16)
- [2008-05-27 5:51]
nice shot,good sharpness, perfect timing &
beautiful waves. Well done.
- Viking (4383)
- [2008-06-09 12:55]
Good and profound work here Madame ! :-)
Very nice colors and detail , and a very good gift.
( mine January 1 , yes ! ) :-)
( we call you this week for that visit)